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BC-OK--Oklahoma Weekend Planner,ADVISORY, OK

August 17, 2018


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AP-Oklahoma stories for Aug. 19 and Aug. 20. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 405-522-2121.

For use Sunday, Aug. 19, and thereafter.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Kathy Harms, a health educator, roves from school to school around Oklahoma City, teaching primarily middle school students about sex education. Laying the groundwork for open communication is one of the key goals of Harms’ classes. Boys and girls take the class together to encourage them to feel comfortable talking with their partners when they become sexually active in the future. By Meg Wingerter, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1460 words.


TULSA, Okla. — The question of who raped and strangled a college student inside her Tulsa apartment has haunted investigators and her loved ones since the brutal slaying in 2004. DNA tests proved fruitless. Tips from the public yielded nothing. Inspired by the unorthodox approach to capture a notorious serial killer in California, a Tulsa cold case detective hopes a genealogy website will help solve the killing of 18-year-old Brittany Phillips. By Kyle Hinchey, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1257 words.

For use Monday, Aug. 20, and thereafter.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Lee Levy II recently served his last days in command at Tinker Air Force Base. For three years, Levy, 55, has had the top job at the Air Force Sustainment Center, overseeing more than 43,000 military and civilian personnel at Tinker and elsewhere. By Matt Patterson, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1269 words.


TAFT, Okla. — Frank Taylor said the Oklahoma town of Taft is a place where he thought he could leave his doors unlocked. His home, near the center of town, is less than a mile from one of the prisons, Jess Dunn Correctional Center. The minimum-security men’s prison has a problem. Seven people have walked away from minimum security prisons in 2018, and four of those escapes happened at Jess Dunn. By Quinton Chandler, KGOU. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1011 words.

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